Vortex license model is based on providing the source code under a set of terms that allows to develop commercial and proprietary applications.
Vortex code, its base library and some modules are released under the LGPL 2.1 library. This allows to use and link against Vortex using Open Source as well as Commercial applications, provided some conditions. Read full license description at: LGPL 2.1.
ASPL is releasing Vortex with no royalty or fee, even for commercial development. However, using Vortex in any form doesn't implies to receive guaranteed support and any other professional services. If you need professional guaranteed support please read: professional services
Commercial Vortex Licensing program
Vortex source code is also available under a licensing program from ASPL, Vortex's author, to include and use Vortex into your project and devices with a different licensing options, extending default options provided by LGPL 2.1 and GPL 2 license.
|LGPL license||License program|
|Can develop closed and open source projects|
|Can link statically Vortex|
|You are not required to advise your customers you are using Vortex|
|You are not required to deliver your changes/modifications to Vortex's source code to your users or to the Vortex's repository|
|You are not required to give full detailed build instructions to your users/customers to compile and rebuild Vortex's part.|
|You are not required to include references to Vortex's license into your installers and EULAs (End User License Agreement)|
|You are not required to license your changes with a LGPL/GPL compatible license|
|You can make private changes to Vortex and its components|
|You users cannot claim LGPL/GPL rights about your product using Vortex|
Vortex License detail
With the intention to provide a brief, though not comprehensive, here is the set of general conditions:
You can develop Open Source and Commercial applications that uses Vortex.
All modifications done to the Vortex code must be returned back either to the Vortex repository or included with your application so your end users and customers can access them. You cannot make private changes to Vortex without making them available to your customers or end users.
You can modify, copy, redistribute and use Vortex and its associated code with no restriction but without ANY WARRANTY, OF ANY KIND.
If your project/product is a closed source one, inside the installer, when requested to accept the license, you must inform about the license and usage of Vortex.
If your project/product is a closed source one, you must give complete and detailed instructions, along with required binaries so that your end users and customers are able to rebuild the whole solution updating/fixing/modifying Vortex part.
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